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MINISTRY SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEKEND St. Augustine—Nov. 9th—4:30PM: Lector—Betty Ellen Hardy; Ministers—Sean Kelly and Susanne Wolf; Servers—Declan Giannone; Rosary—Betty Ellen Hardy St. Augustine—Nov. 10th—8:00AM: Lector—Dick Manjerovic; Ministers—Helen Burns & Mary K. Manjerovic; Servers—Patrick & Marty Conboy; Rosary—Camille Doyle St. Augustine—Nov. 10th—10:30AM: Lector—Judy Adams; Ministers—Bob Allen and Anne Hawley; Servers—Victoria & Elizabeth Villanella; Rosary—Ann Zalepa If at any time you see that a volunteer is needed for any ministry, please feel free to step forward and volunteer your services.

The Roman Catholic Community of ST. BRIGID PARISH, (St. Francis Xavier Church, Friendsville, Pa. and St. Augustine Church, Silver Lake, Pa.)

DECEASED Please pray for the deceased especially Marjorie DeBellis who was known to many in our Community. May she rest in peace. Amen. SANCTUARY LIGHTS, ADORATION VIGIL CANDLES & DEVOTIONAL CANDLE DONATIONS A Devotional Candle burns for a Special Intention requested by Joe Purr. A Devotional Candle burns for a Special Intention. FLOWERS FOR OUR CHURCHES St. Augustine Flowers are given by Heidi Jaeger in Memory of Karl & Elisabetha Korbel. CHURCH CLEANING St. Augustine cleaners Nov. 3 to 9—Sue Parvin; Nov. 10 to 16—Sue Parvin. Volunteers are needed to clean St. Augustine Church. If you can help, call the rectory (553-2288). PRAYER LIST Lord, hear our prayers for the sick of our Parish and Community listed below and for those who are not listed and in need of our prayers. Katelyn Andre, Michael Haefner, Bill Jones, Jr., David Zevan, Rita Powers, Debbie Jones, John Spila, Julia Zangara, Kyle Stoddard, Mary Lou Gregg, Sophie Padula, Madigan Gow, John Flynn, Christine Rothwell, Donald & Theresa Baum, Mary Bakay, Donnie Butler, Tommy Williams, Stephen Ambrose, Toni Colardino, Evelyn Palulis, Mary Riley, Tom Wenman, Linda Hollenback, Jennifer Lynn, Jerry Lynch, Tyler Fletcher, Anna Mae Coleman, Joshua Welch, John Carr, Jean Ryan, Richard Hutchinson, Joshua Kaminski, Kathy Holt, Aleisya Abrams, Agnes Neville, Steve & Catherine Hundiak, Christopher Polk, Mary K. Long, Mary Lou Fahs, Butch Rosencranz, Ruth King, Adaline Williams, George Kotch, Molly Penderf, Brooke Arnold, Hallie Brooks, Rosemary Boyle, Sarah Murnigahan, Candy Coney, Walter O’Rourke, William Chaney, Mary Cadden, Frank & Sandy Szabo, Nancy Lynch, Sue Anderson, Peg Taylor, Ken Roon, June Riley, John Bauer, Adam Kelly, John Osolnick, Francis Zernone, Ned Offner, Daniel Gavin, Shawn Burns, Quinn Seymour, Doddie Mondi, Pauline VerValen, Roman Drab, John & Alberta Zielinski, Bob Fedroff, Virginia Raftis, Steve, Fred Russell, Dorothy Catlin, Thomas VanNostrand, Marie Donahue, Nancy, Matt & Emily, Bob Murphy, Cayden Bennett, Ann Ella LaRue, Robyn Lawson, Vicky Nelson, Marie Chillemi, Robert & Judy Peifer, S. T., Kevin Phalen, K. J., Rita Flynn, and Shirley Davis. May they regain full health. Please pray for the needs in our Parish Intention Books. Our Lady of Good Health, pray for us. Amen. ARMED FORCES LIST Please pray for those in our Armed Forces, especially those from our Parish and Community, Cortney Allen, Christopher Reichlen, Patrick Allen, Shane Kalpokas, Ryan Gormley, Mike Griffith, Daniel Hogan, Matthew Kramer, Dustin Ryder, Ricky Trowbridge, Bobby Brostoski, Ryan Neville, Anthony Flynn, Jason Raymond, A. Jay Tewksbury, Jennifer Buttacavoli, Andrew Muscarelle, Adam Barziloski, Reed Shave, John Matousek, David Teetsel, Lisa Phillips, Carrie Krouse, Ryan Newberry, Wayne M. Bennett, Lukas Crisman, Duane Thomas, Joseph Elliott, Michael and Sean Plitt, Mark W. Gregg, Bradley J. Bryant, Taylor Cain, and all who serve with them. May they all be protected and safe from harm and return home soon to their families and friends. Amen. Please call the rectory when the person you put on the Prayer List or Armed Forces List can be removed. If you know of anyone on the list who has passed away, please let us know so that their name can be removed from the list.

(St. Brigid’s Cross)

PARISH MISSION STATEMENT “We the faithful of the Roman Catholic Community of St. Brigid Parish, (St. Francis Xavier and St. Augustine Churches), in union with our Holy Father, the Pope, and the Diocese of Scranton, are called through baptism to share in the mission which Jesus Christ has entrusted to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. We in this Faith Community, under the leadership of our Bishop and our Pastor, cooperate to proclaim the Gospel in accordance with the teaching of the Church, to celebrate the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, for the salvation of all, and to witness by grace to the Kingdom of God so as to promote a culture of life, justice and peace. We especially endeavor to foster spiritual growth and evangelization in our present and future generations by drawing parish members back to active participation.”

P.O. Box 75 • 17 Cottage Street • Friendsville, Pa. 18818 www.ourparishcommunity.com • Phone (570) 553-2288 E-mail: sfxc@epix.net Father Casimir (Cas) Stanis, Pastor Kenneth S. Brennan, Deacon


FUEL SPILL UPDATE Thank you for your patience, support, understanding, and especially prayers during our fuel spill crisis and clean-up. Fr. Cas understands that you may need to attend Mass in a different Parish until St. Francis Church reopens, but please don’t forget our Parish Community. Your support is still needed to help meet our everyday expenses. All Weekend Masses will continue to be held at St. Augustine Church until further notice. Please continue to keep your friends and neighbors informed so that they will be able to get to a Mass on time. Weekday Masses usually scheduled for St. Francis Church will be held in the Rectory. Please pray for a quick, successful cleanup of the spill. SECOND COLLECTION TODAY The second collection TODAY is for the Care & Education of Priests. HARVEST DINNER AT NEUMANN HALL A Harvest Dinner is being held at Neumann Hall, tonight from 5 to 7:30PM. Menu is: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, squash, green beans, cranberry sauce, coffee, tea, and cider. Cost for adults-$ 8.00; Children - $4.00; children under 5 - free. All Parishioners are encouraged to attend for a wonderful meal and to help make this fund raiser a huge success!!!

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MASS SCHEDULE 4:30PM St. Augustine Church - VIGIL: 31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS 8:00AM St. Augustine Church - 31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME SPECIAL INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISH 10:30AM St. Augustine Church - Anniv. ELIZABETHA & KARL KORBEL by Heidi Jaeger 12:00NN St. Brigid Rectory - JAMES A. & ANNA MAE KEENAN by Mary Keenan 8:30AM St. Augustine Church - THERESA LYNCH by Claire & Rich Woidt 8:30AM St. Brigid Rectory - CAROL JONES by Mary Keenan 8:30AM St. Brigid Rectory - CATHERINE ADAMS by Gary & Betty Ellen Hardy 12:00NN St. Brigid Rectory - ALL SOULS INTENTIONS 4:30PM St. Augustine Church - VIGIL: 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 2nd Anniv. DON PURTELL by Foster & Nancy Lynch 8:00AM St. Augustine Church - 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS 10:30AM St. Augustine Church - DECEASED MEMBERS OF ST. BRIGID ALTAR & ROSARY SOCIETY by the Society

CONFESSION SCHEDULE Saturday - 4:30PM Mass - St. Augustine Church - Confessions - 4:00 to 4:20PM Sunday - 8:00AM Mass - St. Augustine Church - Confessions immediately following Mass Sunday - 10:30AM Mass - St. Augustine Church - Confessions - immediately following Mass Or any convenient time upon request. WEEKLY STEWARDSHIP REPORT Thank you for your kindness & generosity in our Parish collections: St. Francis (4:30PM) $ 845.39; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 1,229.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 1,048.00. LIFELINES “Show, by your life, that it is worth giving your time and talents in order to attain high ideals, it is worth recognizing the dignity of each human person, and it is worth taking risks for Christ and His Gospel. It is He that we have come to seek because He first sought us.” ~ Pope Francis, World Youth Day Farewell Ceremony at Galeão/Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, Rio de Janeiro, July 28, 2013

THANK YOU ~ THANK YOU BRUNCH Thank you to everyone who helped prepare for the VOLUNTEER THANK YOU BRUNCH last Sunday. The food was wonderful and a good time was had by all who attended.

REMEMBERING OUR BELOVED DECEASED You may bring photos of your deceased family members and friends to place before the Altar beginning this weekend. We will leave them thru the month of November as we remember those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith. ST. BRIGID PARISH TURKEY PARTY St. Brigid Parish Annual Turkey Party will be held Thursday, November 21st at 7:00PM at Neumann Hall, Choconut. All our Parishioners are asked to turn out in support of this important fund raiser. Posters are available in the vestibules of the Churches, please take some and place them in businesses that you frequent. BAKE SALE St. Brigid Altar & Rosary Society will sponsor a BAKE SALE at the Turkey Party, Thursday, November 21st, at Neumann Hall. All bakers are asked to bake their favorite “goodies” for the occasion. Please price your items. Thank you for your help and cooperation! ALTAR & ROSARY MEETING An Altar & Rosary Meeting will be held THIS Wednesday, November 6th, at 6:00PM in St. Brigid Rectory. All members encouraged to attend. ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST The Little Meadows Fire Company will hold an all you can eat breakfast at White Tails bar in Little Meadows THIS Sunday, November 3rd from 7AM to 11AM. Price is $8.00 adult $4.00 children. Benefits the Little Meadows Fire Company. The menu is: pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, home fries, sausage gravy with biscuits, baked goods, and beverages. All are invited to attend and enjoy a delicious breakfast!


FUEL SPILL UPDATE Thank you for your patience, support, understanding, and especially prayers during our fuel spill crisis and clean-up. Fr. Cas understands that you may need to attend Mass in a different Parish until St. Francis Church reopens, but please don’t forget our Parish Community. Your support is still needed to help meet our everyday expenses. All Weekend Masses will continue to be held at St. Augustine Church until further notice. Please continue to keep your friends and neighbors informed so that they will be able to get to a Mass on time. Weekday Masses usually scheduled for St. Francis Church will be held in the Rectory. Please pray for a quick, successful cleanup of the spill. SECOND COLLECTION TODAY The second collection TODAY is for the Care & Education of Priests. HARVEST DINNER AT NEUMANN HALL A Harvest Dinner is being held at Neumann Hall, tonight from 5 to 7:30PM. Menu is: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, squash, green beans, cranberry sauce, coffee, tea, and cider. Cost for adults-$ 8.00; Children - $4.00; children under 5 - free. All Parishioners are encouraged to attend for a wonderful meal and to help make this fund raiser a huge success!!!

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MASS SCHEDULE 4:30PM St. Augustine Church - VIGIL: 31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS 8:00AM St. Augustine Church - 31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME SPECIAL INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISH 10:30AM St. Augustine Church - Anniv. ELIZABETHA & KARL KORBEL by Heidi Jaeger 12:00NN St. Brigid Rectory - JAMES A. & ANNA MAE KEENAN by Mary Keenan 8:30AM St. Augustine Church - THERESA LYNCH by Claire & Rich Woidt 8:30AM St. Brigid Rectory - CAROL JONES by Mary Keenan 8:30AM St. Brigid Rectory - CATHERINE ADAMS by Gary & Betty Ellen Hardy 12:00NN St. Brigid Rectory - ALL SOULS INTENTIONS 4:30PM St. Augustine Church - VIGIL: 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 2nd Anniv. DON PURTELL by Foster & Nancy Lynch 8:00AM St. Augustine Church - 32ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME INTENTIONS OF OUR PARISHIONERS 10:30AM St. Augustine Church - DECEASED MEMBERS OF ST. BRIGID ALTAR & ROSARY SOCIETY by the Society

CONFESSION SCHEDULE Saturday - 4:30PM Mass - St. Augustine Church - Confessions - 4:00 to 4:20PM Sunday - 8:00AM Mass - St. Augustine Church - Confessions immediately following Mass Sunday - 10:30AM Mass - St. Augustine Church - Confessions - immediately following Mass Or any convenient time upon request. WEEKLY STEWARDSHIP REPORT Thank you for your kindness & generosity in our Parish collections: St. Francis (4:30PM) $ 845.39; St. Francis (8:00AM) $ 1,229.00; St. Augustine (10:30AM) $ 1,048.00. LIFELINES “Show, by your life, that it is worth giving your time and talents in order to attain high ideals, it is worth recognizing the dignity of each human person, and it is worth taking risks for Christ and His Gospel. It is He that we have come to seek because He first sought us.” ~ Pope Francis, World Youth Day Farewell Ceremony at Galeão/Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, Rio de Janeiro, July 28, 2013

THANK YOU ~ THANK YOU BRUNCH Thank you to everyone who helped prepare for the VOLUNTEER THANK YOU BRUNCH last Sunday. The food was wonderful and a good time was had by all who attended.

REMEMBERING OUR BELOVED DECEASED You may bring photos of your deceased family members and friends to place before the Altar beginning this weekend. We will leave them thru the month of November as we remember those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith. ST. BRIGID PARISH TURKEY PARTY St. Brigid Parish Annual Turkey Party will be held Thursday, November 21st at 7:00PM at Neumann Hall, Choconut. All our Parishioners are asked to turn out in support of this important fund raiser. Posters are available in the vestibules of the Churches, please take some and place them in businesses that you frequent. BAKE SALE St. Brigid Altar & Rosary Society will sponsor a BAKE SALE at the Turkey Party, Thursday, November 21st, at Neumann Hall. All bakers are asked to bake their favorite “goodies” for the occasion. Please price your items. Thank you for your help and cooperation! ALTAR & ROSARY MEETING An Altar & Rosary Meeting will be held THIS Wednesday, November 6th, at 6:00PM in St. Brigid Rectory. All members encouraged to attend. ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST The Little Meadows Fire Company will hold an all you can eat breakfast at White Tails bar in Little Meadows THIS Sunday, November 3rd from 7AM to 11AM. Price is $8.00 adult $4.00 children. Benefits the Little Meadows Fire Company. The menu is: pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, home fries, sausage gravy with biscuits, baked goods, and beverages. All are invited to attend and enjoy a delicious breakfast!


MINISTRY SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEKEND St. Augustine—Nov. 9th—4:30PM: Lector—Betty Ellen Hardy; Ministers—Sean Kelly and Susanne Wolf; Servers—Declan Giannone; Rosary—Betty Ellen Hardy St. Augustine—Nov. 10th—8:00AM: Lector—Dick Manjerovic; Ministers—Helen Burns & Mary K. Manjerovic; Servers—Patrick & Marty Conboy; Rosary—Camille Doyle St. Augustine—Nov. 10th—10:30AM: Lector—Judy Adams; Ministers—Bob Allen and Anne Hawley; Servers—Victoria & Elizabeth Villanella; Rosary—Ann Zalepa If at any time you see that a volunteer is needed for any ministry, please feel free to step forward and volunteer your services.

The Roman Catholic Community of ST. BRIGID PARISH, (St. Francis Xavier Church, Friendsville, Pa. and St. Augustine Church, Silver Lake, Pa.)

DECEASED Please pray for the deceased especially Marjorie DeBellis who was known to many in our Community. May she rest in peace. Amen. SANCTUARY LIGHTS, ADORATION VIGIL CANDLES & DEVOTIONAL CANDLE DONATIONS A Devotional Candle burns for a Special Intention requested by Joe Purr. A Devotional Candle burns for a Special Intention. FLOWERS FOR OUR CHURCHES St. Augustine Flowers are given by Heidi Jaeger in Memory of Karl & Elisabetha Korbel. CHURCH CLEANING St. Augustine cleaners Nov. 3 to 9—Sue Parvin; Nov. 10 to 16—Sue Parvin. Volunteers are needed to clean St. Augustine Church. If you can help, call the rectory (553-2288). PRAYER LIST Lord, hear our prayers for the sick of our Parish and Community listed below and for those who are not listed and in need of our prayers. Katelyn Andre, Michael Haefner, Bill Jones, Jr., David Zevan, Rita Powers, Debbie Jones, John Spila, Julia Zangara, Kyle Stoddard, Mary Lou Gregg, Sophie Padula, Madigan Gow, John Flynn, Christine Rothwell, Donald & Theresa Baum, Mary Bakay, Donnie Butler, Tommy Williams, Stephen Ambrose, Toni Colardino, Evelyn Palulis, Mary Riley, Tom Wenman, Linda Hollenback, Jennifer Lynn, Jerry Lynch, Tyler Fletcher, Anna Mae Coleman, Joshua Welch, John Carr, Jean Ryan, Richard Hutchinson, Joshua Kaminski, Kathy Holt, Aleisya Abrams, Agnes Neville, Steve & Catherine Hundiak, Christopher Polk, Mary K. Long, Mary Lou Fahs, Butch Rosencranz, Ruth King, Adaline Williams, George Kotch, Molly Penderf, Brooke Arnold, Hallie Brooks, Rosemary Boyle, Sarah Murnigahan, Candy Coney, Walter O’Rourke, William Chaney, Mary Cadden, Frank & Sandy Szabo, Nancy Lynch, Sue Anderson, Peg Taylor, Ken Roon, June Riley, John Bauer, Adam Kelly, John Osolnick, Francis Zernone, Ned Offner, Daniel Gavin, Shawn Burns, Quinn Seymour, Doddie Mondi, Pauline VerValen, Roman Drab, John & Alberta Zielinski, Bob Fedroff, Virginia Raftis, Steve, Fred Russell, Dorothy Catlin, Thomas VanNostrand, Marie Donahue, Nancy, Matt & Emily, Bob Murphy, Cayden Bennett, Ann Ella LaRue, Robyn Lawson, Vicky Nelson, Marie Chillemi, Robert & Judy Peifer, S. T., Kevin Phalen, K. J., Rita Flynn, and Shirley Davis. May they regain full health. Please pray for the needs in our Parish Intention Books. Our Lady of Good Health, pray for us. Amen. ARMED FORCES LIST Please pray for those in our Armed Forces, especially those from our Parish and Community, Cortney Allen, Christopher Reichlen, Patrick Allen, Shane Kalpokas, Ryan Gormley, Mike Griffith, Daniel Hogan, Matthew Kramer, Dustin Ryder, Ricky Trowbridge, Bobby Brostoski, Ryan Neville, Anthony Flynn, Jason Raymond, A. Jay Tewksbury, Jennifer Buttacavoli, Andrew Muscarelle, Adam Barziloski, Reed Shave, John Matousek, David Teetsel, Lisa Phillips, Carrie Krouse, Ryan Newberry, Wayne M. Bennett, Lukas Crisman, Duane Thomas, Joseph Elliott, Michael and Sean Plitt, Mark W. Gregg, Bradley J. Bryant, Taylor Cain, and all who serve with them. May they all be protected and safe from harm and return home soon to their families and friends. Amen. Please call the rectory when the person you put on the Prayer List or Armed Forces List can be removed. If you know of anyone on the list who has passed away, please let us know so that their name can be removed from the list.

(St. Brigid’s Cross)

PARISH MISSION STATEMENT “We the faithful of the Roman Catholic Community of St. Brigid Parish, (St. Francis Xavier and St. Augustine Churches), in union with our Holy Father, the Pope, and the Diocese of Scranton, are called through baptism to share in the mission which Jesus Christ has entrusted to the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. We in this Faith Community, under the leadership of our Bishop and our Pastor, cooperate to proclaim the Gospel in accordance with the teaching of the Church, to celebrate the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, for the salvation of all, and to witness by grace to the Kingdom of God so as to promote a culture of life, justice and peace. We especially endeavor to foster spiritual growth and evangelization in our present and future generations by drawing parish members back to active participation.”

P.O. Box 75 • 17 Cottage Street • Friendsville, Pa. 18818 www.ourparishcommunity.com • Phone (570) 553-2288 E-mail: sfxc@epix.net Father Casimir (Cas) Stanis, Pastor Kenneth S. Brennan, Deacon


THANKSGIVING GIFT CARDS AND/OR FOOD PANTRY If you know anyone in need of a THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKET, please call Rosalynd Perlick-Spencer (570-663-2212), as soon as possible. Donations of turkeys or money to purchase turkeys would be appreciated. We also have (12) area families ranging in size from 1 person to 5 people, on our list to receive FOOD CARDS. If you know of anyone that needs help, please let us know by November 15th. If you have put someone on the list in the past and they no longer need help, please let us know. Donations are needed by November 18th. Donations to date are $ 140.00 or $ 11.66 per family. All donations for FOOD CARDS or TURKEYS for the FOOD BASKETS should be put in an envelope in the collection and marked “Attention Kay”. All donations are greatly appreciated. CONFESSIONS FOR CCD STUDENTS (Note: Confessions for students are held at the regularly scheduled Confession times; Saturday - 4:00 to 4:20PM; Sunday - following 8:00AM Mass; and following 10:30AM Mass.) Confessions for CCD Students have already begun. Following are the Confessions still scheduled: November 2/3—Confessions for grade 6; November 9/10—Confessions for grade 7; November 16/17—Confessions for grades 8 thru 12. Parents and teachers are asked to help prepare students for Confession and remind them when it is their turn for Confession. COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE On Tuesday, November 26th, beginning at 7:00PM, we will hold our 17th Annual Community Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service with Silver Lake Presbyterian Church. The Service will be held at the Silver Lake Presbyterian Church this year. St. Brigid Parish will provide the guest homilist. All St. Brigid Parishioners are welcome to attend. Please come and thank God for all He has done for us in the past year and pray for our Country. Light refreshments will follow the service. VISITORS WELCOME For those of you who know Theresa (Terry) Baum, you know that she is now pretty much homebound. If any of you would like to go sit and spend some time with her, it would be welcomed. Her phone number is 570-395-3586. Her address is: LeRaysville Road, Rome, Pa. SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON Our Parish is participating in a special collection for the upcoming Christmas Season. We are collecting 250 boxes of Hot Chocolate Mix for the Susquehanna County Christmas Bureau. This group provides the ingredients for Christmas Dinner for low income families in Susquehanna County. A box is in the back of the Church for these donations. The deadline for donations is Monday, December 9th. (Hot Chocolate Mix is available at the Dollar stores at better prices than the grocery stores.) PARISH PRAYER CHAIN If you would like to help respond to prayer requests (for anyone in need-not just Parishioners), please contact Rosalynd Perlick-Spenser (570-663-2212), Susie Reichlen (570-553-2618), or Mary Keenan (570-553-2431). If you have actual prayer requests, please call anyone on the list and many prayers will be offered for your particular intention. VIRTUS PROGRAM Interested in supporting and protecting our children’s future? Then please consider attending the VIRTUS: Protecting God’s Children for Adults Program being held at St. John the Evangelist Parish, Susquehanna, on Tuesday, November 5th, from 7 to 10PM. During training, a facilitator, will teach you the tools and show you the resources to maintain a safe environment for children and will incorporate techniques in a discussion-format to help you recognize the warning signs of child sexual abuse and how to respond to it appropriately and effectively. To take part in this vital program to help safeguard our most vulnerable and precious gifts, our children, please call 570-853-4634 to register. This training session is required for all adult volunteers who work a minimum of 20 hours or more per year with children. Thank you for your cooperation and your willingness to protect all our children and to keep them safe. Next Weekend is In-Pew Commitment Weekend for the Diocesan Annual Appeal

Diocesan Appeal materials and pledge cards will be distributed to all parishioners during Masses celebrated next weekend. If you have not already done so, please make your pledge to help the thousands of people who will directly benefit from your caring support. Each day, your gift to the Appeal allows us to “Serve with Love” by enhancing the programs offered in each of our 121 parishes; by educating our most precious resources: the approximately 6,000 students in our 20 Diocesan schools and those children in parish religious education programs; by responding to the poorest, the weakest and those most in need through the good works of Catholic Social Services; and by supporting our retired and aging priests as well as the 12 men currently studying for the priesthood. St. Brigid Parish Appeal goal is $ 23,750.00, the same amount as last year.


November 3, 2013 bulletin